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Well, I got as far as trick one and I gave up, because I don't play my Club 3 regardless of what happens later.
7 hours ago
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And to Kieran: My LHO originally passed, and RHO rebid 1NT.
Our side's potato (in two colors) probably outfights their
total values and the bad spade fit they will encounter if they (insanely) try to compete further in that suit.
Dec. 5
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2C does not show KJxx in the unbid major.
Dec. 5
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Why does this West bidding show a diamond stack? How should you bid x KTxx xxx KQTxx?
Dec. 5
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I prefer mid-20th century bridge, and plus scores. Plus 50 or plus 100 on the card is great.

I don't like pre-empting our side into a minus, as mixed and pre-emptive raises are wont to do. I believe in letting the opponents steal from me (and take their minus).

I once had a Reisinger scorecard with 26 plus scores in 28 boards. Most of them were one-trick sets of the opponents. We scored very well that session.

My “Law” is “Don't save. Let THEM play the damn hand”.
Nov. 27
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I don't play mixed raises (nor many other special treatments).
If I have a good raise (but not good enough to bid a game)
I cue bid and respect partner's signoff.
Nov. 26
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When your partner opens 1S and your RHO overcalls 2D,
I have no interest in raising to 2S on Txx KJxx xx JTxx.
I pass, giving my partner another turn to bid.

If I have QTxx Kxx x JTxxx - a good but not great playing
hand, I make a FREE RAISE to 2S showing something.

If RHO had passed over my partner's 1S opening, I would
raise to 2S on QTxx Kxx x JTxxx, and I would pass with
Txx KJxx xx JTxx, since in these days of 12-point “openers”
(notice I didn't say “opening BIDS”) we rate to go minus
if partner bids on.
Nov. 25
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Yes. A negative double is a mistake. But it is less of a mistake than a free raise to 2S on this hopeless mess.
Nov. 25
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I guess my understanding of a free raise doesn't comport with hands with mediocre 3-card support, no aces, only one king, 4 to 7 HCP, two losing diamonds behind the diamond overcaller, four cards in the only suit where opponents might try for a game, suggesting a spade lead from partner in a suit where I hold Txx rather than suits with little defensive something.

I would rather make a negative double of 2D on all four of these, than make a free spade raise ON THIS TOTAL GARBAGE.

Let the attacks commence.
Nov. 22
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I failed to read the title carefully. I read in the
body of the post the statement “when you're 5-4 in ♣-♦”

So I bid assuming I had five clubs, 4 diamonds, 18+ HCP.
Nov. 13
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Why can't South pass 3D at these conditions? South has
a Yarborough on the bidding.
Nov. 13
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If you want to make a forcing bid in spades, bid 1S.
Nov. 4
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Another example of why the first round of bidding should be programmed to be the same at all tables, using the BBO system.
Oct. 22
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So the majority, NV vs V at MP, after hearing pass by their partner, 3H by RHO, wouldn't bid 4S on KQT9xxxx - QJ9x x?
Oct. 21
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At I wrote earlier (intentionally redundant):

“ Thirty seconds on a close slam situation in World Class IMPS
is NOT a ”hesitation“ It is more like a ”too-fast“ action.”
Sept. 24
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Thirty seconds on a close slam situation in World Class IMPS
is NOT a “hesitation” It is more like a “too-fast” action.
Sept. 24
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Once the director asks South if he heard anything, and South says “no”, the 7H call should stand, and any “overhearing”
issue should not be part of any discussion by anyone.

If this entire case is based on the 30 seconds it took for
North to bid 6H, I consider that ludicrous.

If bridge has come down to everyone (directors included)
not trusting players, include me out.
Sept. 23
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What caliber handgun works best for suicide?
Sept. 10
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Why open light V vs NV? In fact, in these days of trash openers in ANY seat, why open a one-bid light, 3rd hand,
with ANY vulnerability except favorable?
Sept. 2
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Neither. I would expect BBO operations to understand that a game resembling real bridge would be a feather in their cap.
Aug. 22
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